Enter The New Physician's
Creative Arts Collection
TNP's annual Creative Arts Collection runs in our Summer issue, and includes photography, poetry, painting and short stories. The deadline for 2015 entries is March 16.
- Pick out the pieces you'd like to submit and get the digital versions ready to send to us. (Can't make a digital copy? See our FAQs below.)
- Fill out our entry form online.
- Attach your digital submissions to the entry form. (Files too big? Need to use snail mail? See our FAQs!)
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I submit multiple entries?
Yes, you can. But please complete only one entry form. There is a blank on the form where you can list the total number of entries. If you have already submitted entries and need to add another, go ahead and fill out the form again, but please note the resubmission in the "Tell us about yourself" field on the second form.
Does the subject matter have to be medical in nature?
No, it does not. There are no limitations on subject matter.
How long can my short story / poem be?
There is no length limit or requirement for short stories, essays or poetry. However, because space in the print edition is finite, we may have to excerpt long entries or publish them online.
My work isn't digital. How should I submit it?
The easiest way is to take a high quality digital photograph of your piece. If you have access to a good digital camera, use that instead of your camera phone. Digital entries will be evaluated as submitted; we cannot take responsibility for quality lost to file compression or electronic rendering. For more on our digital photo and submission specifications, please see this PDF.
If you prefer to mail in your entry, please include SASE if you would like your entry returned. Our mailing address is 45610 Woodland Rd., Suite 300, Sterling, VA, 20166.
What should I do if my digital files are too large for the form?
If your files are large, you can use our FTP server. For FTP login information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
How big is too big for the form?
The form will accept up to 10 files of 30mb each. Let us know if you have problems.
When will I find out the results?
Selected pieces will be published in our Summer 2015 issue, which arrives late May to mid-June. We try to notify all entrants of their status well in advance of the issue's arrival.